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'Education Hour’: online sexual health continuing professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic provides opportunities and inclusivity
  1. Aisling Moyle1,
  2. Sophie Ross1,
  3. Martin Jones2,
  4. Judith Zhou3,
  5. Colin Fitzpatrick1,
  6. Daniel Richardson1,4
  1. 1Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
  2. 2Avenue House, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
  3. 3Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
  4. 4Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Richardson, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK; docdanielr{at}

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Sexual health services have continued to provide care for patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Maintaining an engaged workforce has been challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic due to shielding, quarantining, experiencing redeployment, having unscheduled time off and concerns about COVID-19 transmission at work. We have previously shown that engaging clinicians in continuing professional development (CPD) improves work satisfaction and reduces unscheduled time off work.2 In July of 2020, we reintroduced a dedicated hour of live online sexual health education, ‘Education Hour’, using Microsoft teams with …

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